The horrific scenes created by so-called Liverpool supporters earlier this year after hooligans were witnessed by millions of TV viewers pelting the Manchester City coach as it approached Anfield ahead of April’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie with missiles (cans, bottles and any other lose object they could get their hands on) CANNOT and MUST not be repeated.
Could similar scenes be repeated?
Merseyside Police say they will do all they can to keep you safe.
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— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) October 3, 2018
Superintendent Dave Charnock issued the following statement via the Forces official website.
“As with any match, we have prepared a comprehensive and appropriate policing operation ahead of Sunday’s game and have liaised with both clubs and their supporter groups.
“This will ensure this game can be enjoyed safely by all as well as minimizing any disruption to residents and the roads, and everyone involved is working hard to ensure there is no repeat of the events that occurred outside Anfield before the Champions League fixture between the clubs in April.
“There will be additional officers on duty at the ground, both uniformed and plain clothed, and we will have a city centre policing plan in place throughout the day.
“We have worked with the Giants event organisers and are deploying extra resources to ensure both match-goers and visitors to the city are kept safe and to smoothly facilitate the movements of those travelling to and from the game, as well as visitors attending the Giants event.”
We Blues WILL be watching!